Former Vermont technology chief Tom Evslin to speak on March 30

first_imgTom Evslin, inventor, entrepreneur, and former Vermont Chief Technology Officer, will be the featured speaker at the Ethan Allen Institute’s second Sheraton Economic Series program of 2011. Evslin’s topic will be ‘The Economics of Abundance: Why Doesn’t It Apply to Everything?’ The program will be held in the University Amphitheatre of the Sheraton Burlington Conference Center at 7:00pm on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.In his talk, Evslin will ask why computer component prices decline by half every eighteen months, while prices continue to rise in many other areas not yet reached by the technology revolution. As the computer and internet dynamic spreads out to more and more sectors of the economy, Evslin prophesies that cheap and abundant computing and communications resources will work profound changes through universal broadband, electrical smart grid, e-health and e-education.Tom Evslin founded and sold two major computer software companies – Solutions and ITCX ‘ and held top technology posts with Microsoft and AT&T. In 2009 he became the volunteer state Chief Recovery Officer, managing the flood of Federal stimulus monies coming into the state, and then continuing as Chief Technology Officer in 2010.Evslin serves on the boards of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority and the Vermont Clean Energy Fund, and is the author of a computer era murder mystery novel entitled Hackoff. (Complimentary copies of the book will be available after the program.) Evslin lives in Stowe with his wife Mary.‘No one in Vermont is more qualified that Tom Evslin to assess what startling advances in high technology will make possible for human wellbeing ‘ assuming government doesn’t get in the way,’ said EAI Vice President John McClaughry. ‘We are delighted to give him a forum for what will be a very interesting and stimulating talk’The Sheraton Economic Series is sponsored by the Ethan Allen Institute, hosted by the Sheraton Burlington Conference Center, and cosponsored by the Vermont Economy Newsletter, Vermont Business Magazine, Vermont Tiger, True North Radio, and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.Reservations not necessary, there is no admission charge, and the public is invited. Ethan Allen Institute 4836 Kirby Mountain Road, Concord VT [email protected](link sends e-mail) 802 695 1448last_img

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